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The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Air raids on Saturday 10th May 1941


Historical Data:
Saturday 10th May 1941. This day witnessed the most devastating raid against London when a full moon coincided with a very low Thames ebb tide, which caused severe problems for fire fighters. Damage to London was extensive and widespread and a grave fire situation occurred, with over 2,150 fires being reported. More than 1,000 people were killed and 2,000 seriously injured. Many properties were damaged in Islington. Corsica Street, Elia street, Liverpool Road, Peabody Buildings on Errol Street, Roman Way, Barbara Street, Charlotte Terrace, Essex Road, Gerrard Road, Halton Mansions on Canonbury Road, H.M. Prison Pentonville, Hanley Road, Holford Square, Old Street, Percy Circus and Whitecross Street were hit with the loss of 104 lives.


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1 person killed